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FERRIS ISD MISSION STATEMENT

FISD recognizes the complex challenge of empowering students to succeed in a world of unprecedented change, a world where our graduates are filling jobs that did not even exist when they entered high school. We are committed to embracing that challenge. FISD is a family, a community, a team; and we dedicate ourselves and our resources to providing every child with every opportunity to become more tomorrow than even they imagined possible today.

Why choose Ferris ISD for your child's education?

Ferris ISD is a Class 4-A school district offering students a 21st century educational experience in a rural setting. Ferris is located in northern Ellis County, just 20 miles south of downtown Dallas on Interstate 45. Easy access to all of the entertainment, shopping, and cultural activities the DFW Metroplex has to offer is just one of many reasons to choose the Ferris community and to educate your children in Ferris ISD. Our community provides a close-knit, small town atmosphere that is perfect for families! All school campuses and the overall district achieved a rating of "Met Standard,"" the highest rating the Texas Education Agency awarded for 2016. With an average teacher-to-student ratio of 1 to 18, your child will have caring teachers who get to know their students and have the ability to focus on individual student needs.

Ferris ISD is committed to providing all students with the skills they need to be competitive in the 21st century workforce. We recently invested over $1,200,000 in our digital infrastructure and technology tools for students and teachers. This year the district embarked on an ambitious 1:1 Technology Initiative that has provided every student in grades 6-12 with a Chromebook to take home each day, and every student in grades 4-5 with a Chromebook that they keep at school. Additionally, all students in grades 1-3 have an iPad that they keep at school for daily instruction and enrichment. Our teachers have embraced the technology integration which provides a more authentic learning experience for our digitally native student body. This is just the beginning of our efforts to ensure our students are ready for the challenges of our technology-rich global society!

Students at Ferris ISD benefit from a rich history of academic and extracurricular achievement and enjoy community support in all activities. From S.T.E.M. labs to ball fields, from the band hall to the ag farm, and from robotics to theater, we promote exploration and celebrate the pursuit of excellence in every child.

Ferris ISD- we are the District of Opportunity!

FERRIS ISD ENROLLMENT FIGURES
Campus Grade Levels Enrollment
Hazel Ingram Elementary PK3 - Kindergarten 407
Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary 1st - 3rd 525
Ferris Intermediate School 4th & 5th 439
Ferris Junior High School 6th - 8th 603
Ferris High School 9th - 12th 749
TOTAL FISD ENROLLMENT 2703
Campus    Regular Schedule Early Dismissal
Hazel Ingram Elementary Pre-K- Kinder 7:45 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.  7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (No PM PK3)
Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary 1st-3rd grade 7:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.  7:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ferris Intermediate 4h to 5th grade 7:55 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  7:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Ferris Junior High School 6th to 8th grade 7:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 7:55 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Ferris High School   9th to 12th grade  8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.